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From "Karsten W. Rohrbach" <kars...@rohrbach.de>
Subject Re: Apache Question
Date Thu, 11 Apr 2002 01:08:02 GMT
old post, but due to recent 'cracktivity' going on out there a short

Andrew Kenna(andrewk@stamina.com.au)@2001.08.01 13:42:05 +0000:
> I know this has nothing todo with mirroring of the apache site, but I can't
> find any other mailing lists
> I have recently been getting entries appearing in my apache-status logs as
> follows
> 6-3 - 0/0/64 . 0.04 1944 6 0.0 0.00 0.08 pd900f25a.dip.t-dialin.net
> (unavailable) GET http://www.cash2002.de/cgi-bin/cash_x.cgi?ID=3305108
> HTTP/1

a typical connection attempt to check out if your apache is configured
as a proxy. perhaps the apache.org crew or netcraft or whoever should do
a coordinated query on all apache servers, if they got mod_proxy enabled
by their vendor default installation or by accident. you'd like to see
the access_log entry instead. the mod_status output does not contain the
http result code.

> I can only assume by this that someone is using my web server as some sort
> of re-director so they can crappy sites on the net ? 

as i said, it is a proxy probe. there are several skriptkiddie toolz out
there by now that do this. the scans i get on my sites are getting
heavier and heavier.

> What can I do to prevent these sorts of things appearing

disable mod_proxy, or - if it's needed - configure it correctly. if it's
not active, the client gets a 404 and everything is fine.


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